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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Citing 'clear' choice, Human Rights Campaign endorses Patrick Murphy


      The Human Rights Campaign announced its support this afternoon for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy over Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio.

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter
    2. Marco Rubio, Republicans use Iran to attack Patrick Murphy on foreign policy


      For months, Republicans have hammered Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy for his support of the Obama administration when it comes to Iran policy, and those attacks escalated overnight after Murphy voted with House Democrats to oppose a ban on future cash payments …

    3. Labor unions' new attack ad criticizes Marco Rubio's 'priorities'


      Two liberal labor unions have teamed up to launch a new attack ad on Friday that criticizes Republican incumbent Marco Rubio's legislative "priorities" and casts him as out of touch with Floridians.

    4. PolitiFact Florida: Patrick Murphy attacks Marco Rubio for voting against gun ban for people on no-fly list


      When U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio unveiled a gun safety bill Sept. 15, his Democratic rival for re-election attacked him for failing to support important gun safety legislation months earlier.

    5. Florida poll: Trump up 1, Rubio up 9


      Suffolk University, the pollster (we will never stop reminding you) who a month before Barack Obama won Florida and Virginia, stopped polling those states because concluded they were in the bag for Mitt Romney, has a new Florida poll showing Donald Trump with 45 percent support, Hillary Clinton with 44, Gary …

    6. Rubio accepts more U.S. Senate debate invitations, as Murphy quietly declines some


      With Democrat Patrick Murphy quietly declining debates proposed by two of Florida’s largest newspapers and Republican incumbent Marco Rubio adding two other debates to his list of acceptable possibilities, Florida’s top U.S. Senate candidates are no closer to mutually …

      Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy
    7. Fox News wants to host a Florida U.S. Senate debate


      Fox News Channel wants to host a televised U.S. Senate debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and his Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy -- a recognition of how high-profile Florida's contest remains.

    8. New Murphy ad calls Rubio 'reckless on choice'


      Hot off announcing an endorsement from Planned Parenthood earlier today, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is launching a new TV ad this …

      A new ad from Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy highlights his and Marco Rubio's contrasting viewpoints on abortion.
    9. Patrick Murphy attacks Marco Rubio in announcing Planned Parenthood's support


      Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has the official support of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and he's using that backing to renew attacks on Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over his stance on abortion and the Zika virus.

    10. Communications Workers of America endorses Patrick Murphy for general election


      The Communications Workers of America is endorsing U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy now that he's the Democrats' official general election contender for Florida's U.S. Senate seat.

      U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democratic candidate for Florida's U.S. Senate seat in 2016